Ed Mosiman hangs out at the State Fair campground.

Minnesotan born at 1954 State Fair, now dying of cancer, goes 'one last time'

With a birth certificate to prove it, Ed Mosiman is something of a State Fair legend.
Kyle Turner @k.turner24, Minnetonka

Blue ribbon Instagrams: Stunning reader photos from the Minnesota State Fair

September 4, 2017
The Great Minnesota Get-Together is an Instagrammer's paradise, so we asked our readers to take us along and tag us with their best photos.
The one and only Sweet Martha.
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Meet Sweet Martha, who brings in $4M in 12 days selling cookies at the fair

September 2, 2017
At the Minnesota State Fair, the Sweet Martha's operation can now produce up to 3 million cookies on its busiest day.
Garrison Keillor, singing with the audience in 2016, made his final appearance at the State Fair on Friday night.

All's fair in Garrison Keillor's farewell at the grandstand

September 1, 2017
The State Fair performance venue has been a home away from "Prairie Home" for the semi-retired radio host.
Republican gubernatorial hopeful Matt Dean talked with fairgoers Tuesday at the Minnesota State Fair.

Political candidates make their case at the Great Minnesota Get-Together

September 1, 2017
Even in years without major elections, politicians flock to Minnesota State Fair.
Julio Garcia Sanchez blows bubbles at fairgoers as they pass his Dandy Souvenirs stand, one of eight of that vendor's locations at the Minnesota State

Which nonfood booth at the State Fair generates the most cash?

August 31, 2017
It's one that appeals to another primal craving: the need for cash — potentially lots of it.
The giant egg roll on a stick at the new Minnesota State Fair stand, Que Viet.
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10 foods on a stick you have to try at the Minnesota State Fair

September 1, 2017
From a juicy Scotch egg to mashed potatoes, here are some essential State Fair stick foods.

State Fair's 2018 free stages to feature En Vogue, Har Mar, BoDeans

The nightly roster for the Leinie's Lodge Bandshell will also include Tower of Power and Clay Walker.

State Fair adds Trampled by Turtles, Old Dominion and good ol' Hairball to grandstand lineup

May 8
The last three concerts on the Minnesota State Fair's 2018 calendar all go on sale Friday.
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